[Reading] ➼ Trieste Author Daša Drndić – Thegreatwallonline.us

Trieste Reading Trieste Author Da A Drndi Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Haya Tedeschi Sits Alone In Gorizia, North Eastern Italy, Surrounded By A Basket Of Photographs And Newspaper Clippings Now An Old Woman, She Waits To Be Reunited After Sixty Two Years With Her Son, Fathered By An S.S Officer And Stolen From Her By The German Authorities During The War As Part Of Himmler S Clandestine Lebensborn Project, Which Strove For A Racially Pure Germany Haya S Reflection On Her Catholicized Jewish Family S Experiences Deals Unsparingly With The Massacre Of Italian Jews In The Concentration Camps Of Trieste Her Obsessive Search For Her Son Leads Her To Photographs, Maps And Fragments Of Verse, To Testimonies From The Nuremberg Trials And Interviews With Second Generation Jews, As Well As Witness Accounts Of Atrocities That Took Place On Her Doorstep A Broad Collage Of Material Is Assembled, And The Lesser Known Horror Of Nazi Occupation In Northern Italy Is Gradually Unveiled Written In Immensely Powerful Language, And Employing A Range Of Astonishing Conceptual Devices, Trieste Is A Novel Like No Other Dasa Drndic Has Produced A Shattering Contribution To The Literature Of Our Twentieth Century History.

[Reading] ➼ Trieste  Author Daša Drndić – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • Trieste
  • Daša Drndić
  • English
  • 09 November 2018
  • 0857050222

10 thoughts on “Trieste


  1. says:

    She has always been somehow weightless, free of the heavy burden of mother tongues, national histories, native soils, homelands, fatherlands, myths, that many of the people around her tote on their backs like a sack of red hot stones This is Haya Tedeschi who, at the beginning of the novel, is an old Jewish woman sitting in a rocking chair in the Italian town of Gorizia, near Trieste She is surrounded by documents, photographs, cuttings Her head is swarming with memories, melting in her m She has always been somehow weightless, free of the heavy burden of mother tongues, national histories, native soils, homelands, fatherlands, myths, that many of the people around her tote on their backs like a sack of red hot stones This is Haya Tedeschi who, at the beginning of the novel, is an old Jewish woman sitting in a rocking chair in the Italian town of Gorizia, near Trieste She is surrounded by documents, photographs, cuttings Her head is swarming with memories, melting in her mind like chocolate It should be remembered that Trieste was one of those places which was a disputed territory in both world wars A kind of no man s land perennially awaiting the outcome of some new military action Its inhabitants never quite sure of where they belonged, pre...


  2. says:

    Trieste is a city and seaport in northeastern Italy situated towards the end of the narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia This book by Dasa Drndic, had me google reading about the ancient history, the Middle Ages, the early modern days, 19th century, 20th century,.WWI, annexation to Italy and the Fascist area, WWII and the aftermath, and the Zone A of the Free Territory of Trieste in 1947 54 Any reader who loves storytelling will be enchanted at ...


  3. says:

    The review below appears in The Quarterly Conversation, Issue 37 In the opening passages of Da a Drndi s Trieste, an elderly woman, Haya Tedeschi, sits in a rocking chair in her third story apartment in the Northern Italian town of Gorizia, close to the port of Trieste Is that the chair whimpering or is it me She asks the deep emptiness, which, like every emptiness, spreads its putrid cloak in all directions to draw her i The review below appears in The Quarterly Conversation, Issue 37 In the opening passages of Da a Drndi s Trieste, an elderly woman, Haya Tedeschi, sits in a rocking chair in her third story apartment in the Northern Italian town of Gorizia, close to the port of Trieste Is that the chair whimpering or is it me She asks the deep emptiness, which, like every emptiness, spreads its putrid cloak in all directions to draw her in, her, the woman rocking, to swallow her, blanket her, swamp her, envelop her, ready her f...


  4. says:

    I ve read reviews in which people call this book a brilliant novel, and in my mind brilliance is beside the point and whether or not this is a novel I could not say It is a powerful weaving together of prose, poetry, oral histories and other historical documentation A book in which a character tries to come to terms with her choices during a time of war, and for all of her years lived after the war, forces herself to look unflinchingly at her complicity and tries to unravel the mystery of her I ve read reviews in which people call this book a brilliant novel, and in my mind brilliance is beside the point and whether or not this is a novel I could not say It is a powerful weaving together of prose, poetry, oral histories and other historical documentation A book in which a character tries to come to terms with her choices during a time of war, and for all of her years lived after the war, forces herself to look unflinchingly at her complicity and tries to unravel the mystery of her son s disappearance a good 60 years before this novel s chronologic...


  5. says:

    Acabo esta novela abatido, horripilado, espeluznado y nada consolado Nada raro por otra parte, cuando la materia narrativa tiene que ver con las abominables acciones perpetradas por los nazis durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial contra los jud os, gitanos, partisanos, discapacitados, etc.Si uno desea conocer de primera mano lo que es la maldad humana en estado puro, aqu encontrar unos cuantos testimonios capaz de llevarte al borde de la n usea, sin apenas esfuerzo Cuando al ser humano lo despoj Acabo esta novela abatido, horripilado, espeluznado y nada consolado Nada raro por otra parte, cuando la materia narrativa tiene que ver con las abominables acciones perpetradas por los nazis durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial contra los jud os, gitanos, partisanos, discapacitados, etc.Si uno desea conocer de primera mano lo que es la maldad humana en estado puro, aqu encontrar unos cuantos testimonios capaz de llevarte al borde de la n usea, sin apenas esfu...


  6. says:

    Assembly required.Da a Drndi says she spent two years researching this book Much of that time seems to have been spent online, downloading documents from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum s collection and other Holocaust related sites Witness testimonies, lists of Jews deported from Italy or killed in the countries occupied by Italy 43 pages of names , photocopied photographs inserted, W G Sebald style, into the text, transcripts from the Nuremberg Trials, capsule bios of promin Assembly required.Da a Drndi says she spent two years researching this book Much of that time seems to have been spent online, downloading documents from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum s collection and other Holocaust related sites Witness testimonies, lists of Jews deported from Italy or killed in the countries occupied by Italy 43 pages of names , photocopied photographs inserted, W G Sebald style, into the text, transcripts from the Nuremberg Trials, capsule bios of prominent Nazis.Collecting all this stuff took time, but the hard work of extracting meaning from it is left to the reader Maybe Drndi was overwhelmed b...


  7. says:

    Behind Every Name There is a StoryAbeasis ClementeAbeasis EsterAbeasis GiorgioAbeasis Rebecca Zundler Henriette CeciliaZwirblawsky Enoc HerschZylber SzayaZynger Jerachmil.These are the first and last of a list of around 9,000 Jews from Italy or Italian occupied countries killed between 1943 and 1945 Forty four pages printed in four columns of small type, they stand like a granite wall separating the first half of this book from the second Although visually the most unusual feature in this to Behind Every Name There is a StoryAbeasis ClementeAbea...


  8. says:

    Trieste, shortlisted for the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is a shattering book, even if you ve already read a few books about the Holocaust That s because it brings those events firmly into the present, not neatly tucked away in the category of events some would rather forget Da a Drndi s powerful story repudiates anyone who thinks it s time to move on, it was all so long ago The book, in revealing the existence of the Nazi s Lebensborn Program tells us that there are men and wom Trieste, shortlisted for the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is a shattering book, even if you ve already read a few books about the Holocaust That s because it brings those events firmly into the present, not neatly tucked away in the category of events some would rather forget Da a Drndi s powerful story repudiates anyone who thinks it s time to move on, it was all so long ago The book, in revealing the existence of the Nazi s Lebensborn Program tells us that there are men and women living today who, whether they know it or not, have identities that are false, a...


  9. says:

    in this brilliant novel with its mix of archival and historical and the STORY of haya, a jewish woman in gorizia, just north of trieste, one sees techniques of bolanos nazi literature Nazi Literature in the Americas, mixing historical fact with the historical novel but told from the present day as sad and horrific as this novel is, there are some funny parts, the nazi blowup doll for soldiers to get their nut off, but not have to worry about going to town or getting a disease never released in this brilliant novel with its mix of archival and historical and the STORY of haya, a jewish woman in gorizia, just north of trieste, one sees techniques of bolanos nazi literature Nazi Literature in the Americas, mixing historical fact with the historical novel but told from the present day as sad and horrific as this novel is, there are some funny parts, the nazi blowup doll for soldiers to get their nut off, but not have to worry about going to town or getting a disease never released to the soldiers though, nazis just used regular brothels, rubbers, doctors , hired women etc and the jokes about pope ratz, being a rat and a nazi etc etc where her st...


  10. says:

    Una delle critiche che i sopravvissuti hanno fatto alla letteratura della Shoah quella di non rendere mai abbastanza l orrore con le parole Gli stessi testimoni, grandi scrittori, come Primo Levi o Boris Pahor si sono rammaricati, per la loro presunta incapacit di testimoniare e rendere l indicibile a parole Perch l orrore pi grande lo fa la Storia, quando ti sbatte in faccia le testimonianze nude e crude, senza filtri, senza emozioni, perch sono parole di uomini morti dentro, sia vi Una delle critiche che i sopravvissuti hanno fatto alla letteratura della Shoah quella di non rendere mai abbastanza l orrore con le parole Gli stessi testimoni, grandi scrittori, come Primo Levi o Boris Pahor si sono rammaricati, per la loro presunta incapacit di testimoniare e rendere l indicibile a parole Perch l orrore pi grande lo fa la Storia, quando ti sbatte in faccia le testimonianze nude e crude, senza filtri, senza emozioni...

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